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Willie's Locally Known

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805 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508
+1 859-281-1116
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11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Rustic but good

Read about it in Lexington destination dining guide. Not the "normal" restaurant but a good place to eat. Fresh made from scratch and very tasty. That's a deal!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I'm a stickler when it comes to cleanliness and this place missed the mark on that for sure. If you want to go somewhere and eat pass this place. If you want to go get drunk, listen to music, and don't care about anything else then you will possibly like this place. My shoes literally stuck to the floor. Place... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

While in the Nashville area, heading to Louisville, decided to swing through Lexington for some real Bluegrass music and a nice night out. Struck out. Think of local corner bar. One of the city's visitors sites listed all the bars with live music. This one had music on the night we were in town. Got to see a visiting band... More 

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Pemberville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food is good, although not the best BBQ in town or elsewhere. The place offers live music and plenty of drink. I enjoyed myself, and was comfortable, but didn't love the food. It was good, just not great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Read about it in Lexington destination dining guide. Not the "normal" restaurant but a good place to eat. Fresh made from scratch and very tasty. That's a deal!

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Winchester, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

When I walked into Willies, I was a bit nervous. The location and atmosphere were not welcoming. However, a group that I was with had reserved the back porch and it was fantastic! Covered, during a huge rainstorm, we never felt a drop and we were able to socialize and try the local favs. I loved the brisket and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Passing through Lexington around dinner time. Stopped here based on Trip Advisor reviews. I might have been nervous in that area by myself at night, but I wasn't by myself and it was daytime. The BBQ fries with pulled pork were really good. My husband loved the burnt tips. My son got the wings, which were huge and I absolutely... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Love this place. I go there about once a week for the amazing food, great music and laid back atmosphere. The entire menu is terrific but I am addicted to the barbecue cheese fries with brisket. You can't go wrong with any of the menu choices. Catfish, ribs, chicken and waffles, wings, bread pudding, mac and cheese...

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Hillsdale, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Excellent food and great service. The setup of the tables needs a little work. Felt a little claustrophobic sitting between the risers on the wall and the table. But it was worth the food and the local brews.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As other reviewers wrote, this is not your better part of town, that being said I like to eat local and we needed to get back on the road. I would have given it a better review but I had to reorder 3 times. I wanted Collard Green and Ho Cakes. 1st out of Bacon for the greens; going to... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has the best wings but stay away from the stupid sauce, or if the curiosity is killing you, get it in the side! Always a good time, even though it may look a little shady from the outside.

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Additional Information about Willie's Locally Known

Address: 805 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508
Phone Number: +1 859-281-1116
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Average Prices: USD 29
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 805 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-281-1116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?